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Recovery From Gastric Sleeve – What To Expect From Day 1

In Featured, Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Reviewed By Marc A. Neff, M.D., F.A.C.S. You know what procedure you’re going to have. You’ve picked your surgeon. Insurance has agreed to cover the procedure. You’ve even been scheduled for surgery! You’ve done your research and the big day is coming soon, but what happens after surgery? Surgery Day After your gastric sleeve surgery you will wake up in the …

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Gastric Sleeve Complications – What You Need To Know

In Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Written by Dan Abeling, OC Staff Gastric Sleeve surgery is a proven safe and effective procedure for weight loss. While gastric  sleeve surgery is the newest of the “approved” surgeries for weight loss, it has quickly gained favor from physicians and patients alike. The surgery may soon surpass Lap Band and gastric bypass in popularity. Being overweight carries an increased …

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Will My Stomach Stretch After Surgery?

In Featured, Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

One of the first questions patients ask about gastric sleeve surgery is, “Will my stomach stretch after surgery?” And it’s a very important question. You’re having gastric sleeve surgery to shrink the size of your stomach. This makes you feel full faster and eat less food. The surgery has a nice benefit of reducing the hunger inducing hormone ghrelin. But …

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Gastric Bypass Vs. Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In Before Surgery, Featured, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve by OC Staff

There are several things to consider when trying to decide between gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery. Unlike the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (Lap Band), these two operations are both permanent, reduce hunger, and lead to the highest percentage of weight loss. To properly compare gastric sleeve surgery to gastric bypass surgery we will examine the following data : Expected …

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Expected Weight Loss From Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Calculator

In Featured, Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Patients often want to know exactly how much weight they will lose from gastric sleeve surgery. The answer changes for every patient. But there are some easy ways to calculate your expected weight loss. Having proper expectations for how much weight you can expect to lose, assuming you follow the after surgery guidelines, is an important factor when considering your …

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Cost of Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy) Surgery

In Gastric Sleeve, How Much?, Insurance and Costs by OC Staff

Results based on January, 2015 Survey Costs can vary based on your location. Typically, the price of gastric sleeve surgery is slightly more than gastric band surgery and considerably less than gastric bypass surgery. Based on our 2015 survey, prices in the 10 most expensive states dropped almost 10% and the average price dropped almost 5% compared to last year. …

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Is It Right For Me?

In Gastric Sleeve, Weight Loss Surgeries by OC Staff

Gastric sleeve surgery (also known as sleeve gastrectomy) was originally the first part of a ‘staged’ gastric bypass surgery. Surgeons used a ‘staged’ approach for super morbid obese patients (extremely overweight). Instead of performing an entire gastric bypass surgery, surgeons would perform the first part of the procedure, reducing the size of the stomach. And then 18 months later when …